Murder and romance in Edwardian England
In Consequences of Sin: an Edwardian Mystery by Clare Langley-Hawthorne Ursula Marlow is not your typical heiress. She is an Oxford graduate and active in the suffrage movement. Yet she is caught between her widower father’s expectations that she does her duty by getting married and her desire for a career in journalism. Her life is forever changed when her friend calls in the wee hours of the morning for help. Winifred's lesbian lover has been murdered in their bed. Because Ursula doesn’t believe that her friend is guilty she investigates with the help of Lord Oliver Wrotham, her father’s lawyer. However, what Ursula digs up from the past involves her father and his business partners. Despite the family connections she continues searching for evidence to clear her friend. But this chain of interconnected events changes Ursula forever. From the book jacket it sounds like Consequences of Sin is the first in a series. Although I had things figured out fairly quickly, I did enjoy this historical romantic mystery and I look forward to finding out what happens next to Ursula and Oliver.